AIIMS MBBS Entrance exam to end from coming years if NMC Bill gets passed.
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The entrance exam for admission in MBBS course at country’s prestigious medical institute AIIMS might become a thing of past , if the recently introduced NMC Bill gets passed from the Parliament. As per a clause mentioned in the NMC Bill , it is proposed that admission to all undergraduate MBBS seats including those of AIIMS ,will be done via NEET. Till now , two prominent medical institutions namely AIIMS and JIPMER , in Puducherry, used to fill up their MBBS seats via separate entrance exams conducted by them. It’s worth mentioning that both of these colleges comes under the category of Institute of National importance.
With the passage of NMC Bill, in Parliament NEET UG will become the single undergraduate medical entrance exam in the country including all government and private medical colleges. As of today , there are 15 AIIMS institutes operational in the country with an annual intake of approx. 1157 seats for MBBS course. PMT aspirants were of mixed view in this regard, Ramesh Kapoor , a PMT aspirant from Kanpur told “ If AIIMS and NEET are held separately then we always had a second chance in case one exam not goes well , but with single exam our chances will now become limited.”.
Another aspirant Md. Anwar told us , “ With the new exam , pattern might also change, as AIIMS usually include Assertion and Reason based questions which are not asked in NEET “.
NMC Bill has a tough road ahead till it gets passed , as protests have been reported from different corners of the country. It’s mentioned that if it gets passed and becomes an Act, then NEET UG for all MBBS seats and NEXT exam will come into effect within three years via a notification by the Central Government.
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